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Chris Whitley: Soft Dangerous Shores

Read "Soft Dangerous Shores" reviewed by Doug Collette


Soft Dangerous Shores is something of a companion piece to Chris Whitley's last album with a band, Hotel Vast Horizon, right down to the closing piece played virtually solo on banjo. If there's anything more haunting than silence and space, as on the ever so sparse predecessor, it's the judicious use of effects--and that's what's at work on this dense-sounding disc.

The Texas native's third full-length CD in less than two years is an object lesson in how ...

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Dan Bern: New American Language

Read "New American Language" reviewed by Ashley King


Dan Bern is a folkie at heart. At times too much hype and persona, he might have had us believing otherwise in the past. But his latest release, New American Language, reveals him to be the witty, highly literate singer-songwriter that he is. Absent this time around are the jejune antics that plagued previous releases, leaving a more modest yet largely contemplative collection of folk-rock songs. Instead of wailing about his “big balls," Language finds Bern yearning for a more ...


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